Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category
Monday, December 22nd, 2014
MAR invites applications for our next round of funding opportunities which are due March 13, 2015. Funding is designed to support our network members, as well as to encourage outreach activities aligned with the NN/LM mission to provide all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve the public’s access to information so they can make informed decisions about their health.
Libraries, information centers, health centers, community- and faith-based organizations, and others providing health information services are encouraged to apply for a variety of awards that:
- improve health information services
- increase awareness and access to biomedical information
- educate and empower consumers to make informed decisions about their health
- prepare librarians and staff to meet the needs and challenges of the changing healthcare environment
To coincide with this new round of funding, MAR has teamed up with Outreach and Evaluation expert, Cindy Olney, from the NN/LM Outreach and Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) to offer a 4-part webinar series, eligible for up to 8 MLA CEs.
Mapping an Outreach Project: Start with Information; End with a Plan is designed for anyone who wants to garner support, financial or otherwise, for a new project or service. You will learn how assessment and evaluation can be effective tools for project planning and proposal writing. Assessment enables you to gather compelling information about the need and viability of your project. It also helps you build relationships with potential partners. Adding evaluation methods to your program plan helps you “begin with the end in mind,” making desired results the centerpiece of your project proposal. This class will elaborate on information contained in the OERC Planning and Evaluation booklets.
- Webinar 1: January 12: Noon-1:00 pm
Know the factors that influence people to adopt new ideas and technology so you can choose the best strategies for your project
- Webinar 2: January 14: Noon-1:00 pm
Gather information about your target audience that is most effective for planning your project
- Webinar 3: January 26: Noon-1:00 pm
Use a project-planning tool that allows you to logically link resources and activities to desired results
- Webinar 4: January 28: Noon-1:00 pm
Incorporate evaluation into your project and understand how your plan can be expanded into a full project proposal
These classes will be followed by a special 2-hour Grants and Proposal Writing course, offered online February 2nd / 10 am – Noon.
These classes will focus special attention on applications for MAR funding. However, information presented is relevant to many types of outreach and project proposals.
Monday, December 15th, 2014
On January 13, 2015, 1:00 pm CT, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) is pleased to present a free webinar focusing on environmental science resources for American Indian libraries and communities.
ToxWorld: Free Environmental Science Resources for Tribal College Libraries, Tribal Libraries, and American Indian Studies Programs
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides a number of free environmental health resources for a variety of educational levels and ages. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region will present a one-hour webinar on free science databases from NLM on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases. Resources covered will include resources for K-12 teachers and students, lay persons, college students, researchers and health professionals.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Central Time
How to Log In
Go to https://webmeeting.nih.gov/toxworldscr. On the log in screen, choose “Enter as a Guest” and type in your name.
Once logged into the room the system will prompt you to connect to the audio. If this system does not work for you, a call-in number will be provided in the room.
**Do Not Place Call on Hold**
Problems? Contact the Regional Medical Library (RML) office at 713-799-7880, or 800-338-7657 (AR, LA, NM, OK, TX only).
Test Your Connection: Run the Acrobat Connect Connection Test to ensure your configuration is compatible with the web meeting system. If you have problems completing the test or installing required software, please visit the Adobe Support website or call Adobe Connect Technical Support at 800-945-9120.
This webinar will be recorded and available to be viewed at a later time.
Questions? Contact Karen Vargas at 800-338-7657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
All of us in MAR would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!
- Barbara Epstein, Renae Barger, Michelle Burda, Sue Burke, Lydia Collins, Kate Flewelling, Missy Harvey, and Tristan Lucchetti
Friday, November 21st, 2014
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Presenter: Kathy Silks, Project Manager, PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries / Pennsylvania Library Association
Date / Time: Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Summary: This webinar will introduce PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries, an action plan designed to communicate libraries’ essential role in preparing citizens to meet the demands of life. Libraries can help solve some of our society’s biggest economic and social challenges, and that includes the health of our citizens. Research shows that nothing – not age, income, employment status, education level, or racial and ethnic background – affects health status more than literacy skills. Through print and online resources, public programs, community outreach services, and on-staff information experts, libraries help people learn healthy habits, make healthier decisions, and actively manage their own and their family’s well-being.
We will share information about PA Forward’s focus on health literacy and four other essential literacies, its partnerships with eight statewide healthcare organizations, and the high-tech and high-touch ways libraries link citizens of all ages to the most reliable information available to help them prevent disease and manage their health.
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides online environmental health student resources for students in grades 1-12. The following resources are free and have been vetted by science professionals. The resources can be used by science educators in their classrooms, in after-school programs, in home-school programs, and by students for their academic research assignments.
- Environmental Health Student Portal (Grades 6-8): Provides middle school students and educators with information on common environmental health topics such as water pollution, climate change, air pollution, and chemicals.
- Toxicology Tutorials (Grades 9-12+): Teach basic toxicology principles; written at the introductory college student level.
- Household Products Database (Grades 6-12+): Learn about the potential health effects of chemicals in common household products ranging from personal hygiene products to landscape care products.
- ToxTown (Grades 6-12+): Interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances. Includes classroom materials. Also available in Spanish.
- TOXMAP (Grades 9-12+): Uses maps of the United States to visually explore Superfund and Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) sites and data from the EPA. Includes classroom materials.
- Native Voices Exhibition Lesson Plans & Activities (Grades 6-12): Familiarize students with Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian healthcare by using the NLM Native Voices exhibition Web site content materials.
- ToxMystery (Grades 1-5): Teaches elementary school students about toxic substances in the home. Game format; includes lesson plans and activities. Also available in Spanish.
Monday, October 27th, 2014
HHS Administration for Children and Families has released Ebola: Planning Considerations for Human Services Programs. You can get this resource at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohsepr/resource/ebola-planning-considerations.
Monday, October 27th, 2014
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Webinar: Ebola Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions
Please join the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a webinar for healthcare coalitions on Ebola preparedness. Please share this invite widely with your members.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
3:30 to 4:30 pm EDT
***Updated information on accessing this webinar is available at http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/coalitions-call.aspx.
The purpose of this webinar will be to review a Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness developed by ASPR and CDC to highlight activities that all healthcare coalitions can take to prepare for the possibility of a patient exposed to Ebola arriving for medical care. The checklist provides practical and specific suggestions to ensure healthcare coalition members are able to detect possible Ebola cases, protect employees, and respond appropriately.
In addition, this webinar will provide an education training session for healthcare coalitions related to some of the key issues currently facing U.S. hospitals. Topics to be addressed include lessons learned from Dallas, an overview of updated personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations, PPE considerations (including proper putting on, removal, and disposal of PPE), and considerations for managing staffing concerns.
An Inquiry Form has been developed for the purpose of obtaining questions that you would like us to address during this webinar. Please note that we will not be able to address all received questions during the webinar.
Please note that a video will be made available and placed at http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/coalitions-call.aspx for your reference.
****In an effort to maximize availability of call-in lines, please consider joining this webinar with multiple colleagues on one line.
From CDC: Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
Webinar: The Ebola Crisis: What it Means for West African and the World
Columbia University National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Monday, October 27th 1:00 – 5:00pm ET
This multi-disciplinary dialogue will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impacts, particularly in terms of bioethical and sustainability implications, and mitigate future high-fatality events.
NLM Launches Web Collecting Initiative to Capture and Preserve Selected Ebola-Related Content
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Initiated on October 1, 2014, selected content related to the current Ebola outbreak includes Web sites and social media from government and non-government organizations, journalists, healthcare workers, and scientists in the United States and around the world, with an aim to collect and preserve a diversity of perspectives on this unfolding health crisis.
Disaster Distress Hotline
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides access to the Disaster Distress Hotline 24/7, year round for crisis counseling and support. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster, and Ebola is no exception. If you are feeling overwhelmed due to this outbreak, call 1-800-985-5990 for assistance, which is available to anyone affected by the outbreak, including health workers and other responders.
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
We want to share information sent recently to an NIH Emergency Preparedness listserv that may interest those working in K-12 schools…
From: Emergency Public Health and Medical Partners [mailto:ESF-8-REG2-LISTSERV@LIST.NIH.GOV] On Behalf Of Sloan, Nick
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 11:14 AM
Subject: FW: EBOLA INFO AND RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Please share as you deem appropriate with your school districts around the country.
Nick Sloan, CEM, TEM, HEM, CHS-I
Director of Emergency Management
Environmental Safety & Emergency Management
Subject: EBOLA INFO AND RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Ebola Information and Resources for School Districts
In an effort to keep districts informed so that they may respond to questions from concerned parents about the Ebola virus, we are sharing some resources provided by the Dallas Independent School District. The district hopes that the procedures and steps they took will be of assistance to other school districts should they have the unfortunate experience of having a school impacted by the virus.
Previously, we provided information from the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control that might also be useful.